“The Phantom of the Opera” Comes To Haunt Western’s Hainline Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Western Illinois University Departments of Theatre and Dance and the School of Music are collaborating to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” Webber’s incredible masterpiece is being done as a scholarship concert for the students of both the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The production will be performed twice–Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 PM in the Hainline Theatre on the WIU campus.

This production of Phantom’s is a concert production. WIU has received permission to produce this very unique performance featuring the orchestra and the vocalists—alone on the stage from beginning to end. This unique performance is designed to honor the amazing music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe. The scholarship concert will showcase the talent of 30 seasoned student vocalists from eclectic backgrounds including Vocal Performance, Musical Theater, Music Business and more. The production will be under the direction of egla Hassan and Kitty Karn and accompanied by the Western Illinois University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Richard Hughey.

Lorenzo Rush, junior, musical theatre major, Chicago, IL

Lorenzo Rush, junior, musical theatre major, Chicago, IL

The production began as the dream of Lorenzo Rush, a Musical Theatre Junior from Chicago, IL whose singular vision has brought a very unique production to campus. With the help of the faculty and staff of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the dream of a concert performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” has become a reality.

Join the audience, cast, and orchestra on May 4th and 5th at 7:30 in the Hainline Theatre. Be sure to catch this unique work because the Phantom may never be seen this way again. Tickets are available at the Hainline Theatre Box Office 309.298.2900, noon to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Public: $15; WIU Employee and Senior Citizens $10; WIU Students $5.

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